African women talk Women, Inspiration, Leadership at Africa Utopia, Southbank Centre, London

On 22nd July 2012 two members of the African Feminist Forum (AFF)-  Theo Sowa and Jessica Horn – participated in the “Women, inspiration, leadership” panel, programmed at London’s leading arts space the Southbank Centre,  as part of the Africa Utopia series. The panel featured Beninoise singer and activist Angelique Kidjo; South African poet and TV […]


VIBRANTLY, DEFIANTLY … (RE)BUILDING ZIMBABWE.

Vibrance is energy. Lots of it; in a concerted space. Defiance is energy. Lots of it; in spite of all the odds. Zimbabwe Feminist Forum (re)builds the land, vibrantly, defiantly in a gathering of women who came together to identify, envision, and inspire a nurturing, progressive and fair atmosphere in the areas of nationhood,statehood, citizenship, […]


Les femmes d’Afrique Centrale et l’Insécurité humaine

Oh notre Afrique, notre Chère Afrique. Aujourd’hui tu es le fief de conflits armés ou des crises politiques. Etais- tu ainsi au temps des nos ancêtre féministes ?  Puis –je dire en toute confiance que cette envolée des crises est liée aux dérapages qu’on constate sur le non respect des règles de la démocratisation par des […]


Uganda Feminist Forum 2011: Whose Power? Whose Politics?

The fourth annual convening of the Uganda Feminist Forum began on Tuesday 8th November 2011. Uganda is proud to be the first and most active national offshoot of the African Feminist Forum. This year, participants will interrogate power, both personal and political for collective visioning and strategising for greater political accountability to women’s issues in […]


Statement of African social justice activists on the threats of the British government to “cut aid” to African countries that violate the rights of LGBTI people in Africa

For immediate release: Statement of African social justice activists on the threats of the British government to “cut aid” to African countries that violate the rights of LGBTI people in Africa   We, the undersigned African social justice activists, working to advance societies that affirm peoples’ differences, choice and agency throughout Africa, express the following […]


The 2nd Ghana Feminist Forum: A Personal Perspective

On Wednesday the 10th of August 2011, I found myself at the Mensvic Grand Hotel in East Legon speaking on a panel about my experiences as a feminist. I was speaking alongside Dorcas Coker-Appiah, Executive Director of the Gender Centre; Hilary Gbedemah, a lawyer and Rector at The Law Institute; with Dr Akua Britwum, Convenor […]


“Africa’s Fabulous Feminists” article in “Wings”, Arik Air’s in flight magazine

The African Feminist Forum (AFF) has been featured in the current issue of ‘Wings”, Arik Air’s in flight magazine. The feature included a series of portraits shot by talented visual activist Nyani Quarmyne at the 3rd AFF which took place 20th-25th October 2010 in Dakar, Senegal.  The series of portraits were commissioned for the second […]


Solidarity statement Against the Killings of Women, Children, and other Civilians in Cote d’Ivoire’ presented to Heads of States of ECOWAS 23 March 2011

His Excellency, President of the Authority of Heads of States and Government of the ECOWAS, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Commander in Chief of Armed Forces, Your Excellencies, Heads of State and Government of the ECOWAS member states, His Excellency, the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations Distinguished Ladies […]